Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
There’s a reason the pope is discouraging soulwinning.
Chick tracts have been proving his view wrong for 59 years. Gospel tracts reach into the hearts and minds of precious souls. They engage the reader, present the gospel, and lead to a decision. Many are Christians today because someone cared enough to give them a tract and talk to them about Jesus.
I’m sure the pope would be ecstatic if we all stopped passing out tracts tomorrow. Then half of the Devil’s work of subverting the world would be done. Do we want to make it easy for the Devil?
Remember: Satan never stops proselytizing. The only one to stop working would be you.
You might be the only representative of Christ and His gospel that they have. The tract you give them or leave for them could change their lives, as it did mine.
So, if the pope is telling you to “life witness” and not directly win souls, are you going to obey him or the Lord?
“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations…” —Matthew 28:19
“And he [Jesus] said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” —Mark 16:15
I think you know which voice to follow.
In Christ Jesus, and for His service,